Sleepy Wings provides free movement in an infants’ hips, as it only covers the arms
Sleepy Wings solves the challenge of being unable to swaddle a baby with a Pavlik Harness
Hip Dysplasia affects about 10 in every 1,000 babies born every year. Changing a baby’s nappy, dressing, swaddling, breastfeeding and transporting a baby with a hip dysplasia can be very stressful and very challenging.
Are you swaddling your baby properly?
Incorrect swaddling may lead to Hip Dysplasia. When in the womb the baby’s legs are in a fetal position with the legs bent up and across each other. Sudden straightening of the legs to a standing position can loosen the joints and damage the soft cartilage of the socket.
For healthy hip development, the legs should be able to bend up and out at the hips whilst swaddled. This position allows for natural development of the hip joints.
Swaddling infants with the hips and knees in an extended position (tightly wrapped with legs pressed together) may increase the risk of hip dysplasia and dislocation.